I am sure this has been addressed many times, looking for a short answer:
I am getting ready to do my first all grain brew. My water is from my well, and it is softened.
I have ran some tests on it in my lab. Al, Cu, Pb, Sn, Ag, Zn, Ca, Mg, Si, P, B, and K are zero. Na is at 19 ppm. TDS = 355. Specific Conductance is 670.
My main concern is that my pH is 7.8. I think I need a pH of around 5.4 for mashing, and I plan to only mash grains for simple, basic recipes (simple ales, lagers, to start with) until I get a grip on all-grain.
What do I need to do , if anything, to treat my strike and sparge water (plan on batch sparging)?